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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by nathandoms, Dec 3, 2020.
... possibly out of print? It was only released on vinyl back in 74 - the year you were born.
Can't get a much better match than this
These guys are fair to middling
The Buckaroos and The Strangers were on instrumental only LPs.
Sure! I'm about halfway through part one, and it's easily already worth the $40 for his approaches, humor, licks, playing. Part two is case studies of a few of his instrumental tunes where he breaks down the melody, harmony, and solo approach.
It's similar in structure to Josh Smith's blues course (which I'm also slowly working through).
I like this one - though no Tele content:
Don Rich was a bright flame. Picking and perfect harmonies? Oh what I'd give. It's funny how hated Hee Haw was by critics, but it was the 16th most watched show on TV when it premiered or something.
In the mid 1970's Dickey Betts in this case 'Richard Betts' recorded his solo album, Highway Call, which is all Country music ( in the vein of a mellower 'Ramblin' Man),
and there are a few amazing Country instrumentals on it.
"Hand Picked" takes up most of side 2, is a Western Swing showcase for some serious playing, including of course Dickey ( so sweet!), Vassar Clements on fiddle, then steel guitar and piano.
Mind-blowing good music, IMO
( I became an Allman Brothers nut when I turned 17 in 1976, and just fell in love with Dickey's playing...)
I wish there were more jimmy and speedy recordings.
A lot of great tele stuff wasn't played on teles. Jimmy Bryant was first on tele because he got in a fight with Bigsby while his Bigsby was being built. And it seems like all those socal/bakersfield guys went to Mosrite when Bigsby stopped building guitars. Some of my favorite "tele" playing is Joe Maphis on a Mosrite.
I'm looking forward to hearing about more bakersfield instrumental recordings here.
I liked hee haw as a kid. I think buck hated it though.
Look for The Instrumental Sounds of Merle Haggard and the Strangers (1969).
This is a gem!